Chairperson: Suzanne Larson
Professors: Curtis D. Bennett, Michael Berg, Ben G. Fitzpatrick (Clarence J. Wallen, S.J., Chair), Suzanne Larson, Herbert A. Medina, Blake Mellor, Edward C. Mosteig, Patrick D. Shanahan
Associate Professors: Anna Bargagliotti, Alissa S. Crans, Angela Gallegos, Lily S. Khadjavi, Robert James Rovetti, Thomas Zachariah
Assistant Professors: Christina Eubanks-Turner, Thomas Laurent, Yanping Ma
Instructors: Karen Ellis, Vivian Lezak, Natalie Rivetti-Ortiz
Mathematics Graduate Program
Graduate Director: Anna Bargagliotti
Office Location: University Hall 2712
The Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics program provides an opportunity for secondary school teachers to broaden their background in mathematical science and to connect this knowledge with current education practice.
Students seeking admission to the Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics program should have completed an undergraduate program in mathematics or a closely related field. The applicant must have been a mathematics major, mathematics minor, or had equivalent coursework. To be considered for admission, students must submit a Graduate Division application, a statement of intent, transcripts from all colleges/universities attended and the application fee. A letter of recommendation addressing the student’s mathematical background and teaching experience, if any, is also required.
During the first semester of attendance, the student should prepare a program of study with a faculty adviser. A degree candidate is required to complete, with an average grade of at least 3.0 (“B”), a program of study that may include prerequisite undergraduate-level coursework, and that must include thirty or more semester hours of graduate-level coursework, as deemed appropriate by the adviser in consultation with the department. Of the graduate level coursework, at least fifteen semester hours are to be in Mathematics and fifteen in Education.
Mathematics Undergraduate Program
Mathematics Placement Examination
The purpose of this examination is to determine the level of preparation of the student and to place her/him in the appropriate mathematics course. Any student with three years of high school mathematics including two years of algebra and one year of geometry should be adequately prepared to take this examination. However, students may wish to review these areas.
All first-year students with majors in the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering or the College of Business Administration, or who are Economics majors or Liberal Studies majors, must take the mathematics placement examination.
All students transferring into the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering or the College of Business Administration, or who are Economics majors or Liberal Studies majors, must take the mathematics placement examination unless they have transferred a college algebra, precalculus, or higher level college mathematics class approved by the Mathematics Department before entering LMU.
Any student, no matter her/his major, who plans to take MATH 106 , MATH 112 , MATH 120 , MATH 122 , or MATH 131 and who has not transferred a college algebra or higher level college mathematics class is required first to take the mathematics placement examination. The mathematics placement examination may only be taken one time.
Under the direction of an advisor, the student selects courses from the fields of biology, chemistry, computer science, and mathematics and obtains a Bachelor of Science degree through the Individualized Studies Program.
Any deviation from the above programs requires formal approval of the student’s adviser and the Department Chairperson.
Secondary Teacher Preparation Program in Mathematics
For information on this program, see the Secondary Teacher Preparation Program section in this Bulletin.